Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle
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9781666573688
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9h 53m 0s
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lukas Rieppel., Lukas Rieppel|AUTHOR., & Pete Cross|READER. (2019). Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle . Dreamscape Media.

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Lukas Rieppel, Lukas Rieppel|AUTHOR and Pete Cross|READER. 2019. Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle. Dreamscape Media.

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Lukas Rieppel, Lukas Rieppel|AUTHOR and Pete Cross|READER. Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle Dreamscape Media, 2019.

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Lukas Rieppel, Lukas Rieppel|AUTHOR, and Pete Cross|READER. Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle Dreamscape Media, 2019.

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